The open-source non-linear video editor, Pitivi 1.0, is finally near after thirteen years of development.
Pitivi 1.0 release candidate “Ocean Big Chair”, marked as version 0.99, has many bug-fixes and performance improvements. There are quite a few important fixes thanks to the students who contributed in Google Summer of Code.
The development is focused on bug fixing until Pitivi 1.0. A flatpak repository has been created so Ubuntu users can easily install the latest release of Pitivi via following steps.
How to Install Pitivi via Flatpak in Ubuntu:
1. For Ubuntu 16.04, first open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands to install flatpak daemon while it’s not available by default:
- Add the PPA repository for flatpak:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.
- Then install flatpak for Ubuntu 16.04 and derivatives:
sudo apt update sudo apt install --install-recommends flatpak
2. Then run command to install Pitivi flatpak package:
flatpak install --user http://flatpak.pitivi.org/pitivi.flatpakref
Once installed, launch the video editor either from your application launcher or via command:
flatpak run org.pitivi.Pitivi
In addition, to update the Pitivi flatpak when a new release is available, run command:
flatpak --user update org.pitivi.Pitivi
And to uninstall the flatpak, run following command in terminal:
flatpak --user uninstall org.pitivi.Pitivi stable